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A/Prof Alan Sandford AM
A/Prof Alan Sandford AM
President

Alan, a Specialist Medical Administrator, is an experienced health executive and clinical consultant with over 29 years of executive health management experience. Alan has held executive level management positions in a variety of health settings both in Australia and internationally. He is currently the Executive Director Medical Services, Rockhampton Hospital Business Unit, Queensland Health. Previously he was Executive Director Medical Services and Clinical Governance for North West Hospital and Health Services, Queensland Health, for five years.

Working with groups of senior clinicians to optimise engagement is a priority for Alan. Recent roles in rural Australia have strengthened health workforce, governance and clinical functionality within organisations. He was previously the head of Health Workforce for Victoria with the Department of Human Services with State
and Commonwealth roles in the area of workforce. Alan has over 23 years’ experience as an Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) surveyor and is currently an active lead assessor involved in accreditation in both the public and private health sectors across Australia.
Alan holds postgraduate qualifications in health management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Alan is also Adjunct Associate Professor with James Cook University and Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Tasmania.

In 2017, Alan was awarded Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours.

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